The Alabama women’s basketball team looks to pick up a big win as they host the No. 12 Tennessee Lady Vols on Thursday.

The Tide (12-11, 3-9 SEC) is coming off a tough 67-63 home loss against Kentucky on Sunday. In that game, three Alabama players scored in double-figures including Megan Abrams (21), JaMya Mingo-Young (16), and Brittany Davis (12).

The Lady Vols (21-4, 10-2 SEC) are coming off a 66-52 home win over Vanderbilt.

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These two squads faced off earlier this season in Knoxville on Dec. 30, 2021, where Tennessee defeated Alabama, 62-44. Alabama trailed by just one point heading into the fourth quarter, but the Lady Vols outscored the Tide 24-7 in the final frame.

“I do think [that] we can draw from that game, but I do think too that both rosters are in a different place,” said Alabama head coach Kristy Curry. “The matchups will be really interesting and again it just starts on defending and giving them one shot opportunities.”

In SEC play, the Lady Vols are led in scoring by Jordan Horston (16.6) and Rae Burrell (10.5). Defensively, Tennessee’s Tamari Key leads the SEC in blocks per game (3.5).

In SEC play, Alabama is led in scoring by Brittany Davis (16.2), JaMya Mingo-Young (12.3), and Megan Abrams (11.1).

In the first matchup, Davis led the Tide in scoring with 12 points and Jordan Walker led the Lady Vols with 16 points.

Tipoff is set for Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network Plus.

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